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[New Zealand] NZ may face lawsuit over plain package cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco spokesman Axel Gietz told The Nation programme the law would be taking its intellectual property. "We can't rule anything out. As I said before, it is our intellectual property. But any kind of lawsuit is always the last resort. Why do
Newshub (nz)
added Jun 25, 2016 02:25
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[New Jersey] NJ High Court Won't Review Axed Tax Rule In Lorillard Row ($$)

New Jersey’s top court has refused to hear the state tax authority's appeal to revive an accounting method that leads to a higher corporate business tax, marking the latest win for a trademark and trade name licensing subsidiary of Lorillard Tobacco Co.
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:02
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Brand Owners Watch as Smoke Clears on Plain Packaging Efforts

“There are proposals … for the same sort of reasoning and approach to be applied in relation to foods with high salt content, foods with too much fat, too much sugar,” Hobbs noted. And as smoke from the European legal battles clears, global brand owners
IPWatchdog.com
added Jun 17, 2016 00:55
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Boost for tobacco brands as poll confirms consumers back fears over counterfeit impact of plain packaging

A nationwide survey carried out ...on behalf of the Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association (MSCSPGA), has found that 81% of Malaysians believe that plain packaging would make it easier for counterfeiters to produce fake tobacco p
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Jun 16, 2016 19:32
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[California] Federal Jury Awards Hookah Maker $2 Million In Knockoff Sales Suit ($$)

awarded a hookah maker $2 million after finding that a wholesale retailer was selling a copyrighted hookah without the maker’s permission (Kaloud Inc. v. Shisha Land Wholesale Inc., No. 2:15-cv-3706, C.D. Calif.).
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:58
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[California] Calif. Jury Awards $2M In Knockoff Hookah Case ($$)

A California hookah maker was awarded $2 million in statutory damages Wednesday by a jury that found that a small distributor willfully infringed the company’s trademark with knockoffs sold in a Southern California store in 2015. Kaloud Inc. brought a su
Law360
added Jun 12, 2016 16:07
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[New Zealand] Plain packaging gaining steam despite Australia disputes

"The tobacco industry has been getting ready for plain packaging for some time, conducting massive misinformation campaigns to block the measure," said Douglas Bettcher..."It is encouraging to see more and more countries defy the industry's tactics and i
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jun 8, 2016 15:03
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FDA faces lawsuits from cigar manufacturers on new regulations

The legal challenges to Food and Drug Administration regulations on tobacco products now include two from cigar companies. A subsidiary of Altria Group Inc., John Middleton Co. LLC, sued the agency May 26 for attempting to ban its “Black & Mild” brand na
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 7, 2016 13:17
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[Africa, South Africa] JOHNSON: Plain packaging of tobacco is plain disastrous

The WHO decided to exploit this year’s World No Tobacco Day to launch an unfounded campaign to lobby governments across the globe to enact ineffective plain-packaging schemes. Plain-packaging regulations replace brand-specific tobacco labels – like the
Business Day (za)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:50
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Plain cigarette packaging an infringement against trademarks

We write as a coalition of 47 think-tanks, advocacy groups and organisations in response to proposed plain packaging tobacco control measures, and by the announcements by several countries of their interest in such policies.
Malaysiakini (my)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:49
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